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EKHO Lake House

Pothgul Mawatha, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 25 hotels in Polonnaruwa
Travellers' Choice
EKHO Lake Polonnaruwa, is located in North Central Sri Lanka, the medieval capital of the country. Caressed by the waters of one of the greatest man-made lakes, you cannot find a more serene and picturesque place to immerse yourself in serene surroundings and rich history echoing inches away. In 1870 the British Empire chose it for a circuit bungalow, making Lake House a heritage site of its own. The royal wish of Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to serendipity was to stay here and the comfort enjoyed by royalty has grown seamlessly over time into a boutique hotel with a whiff of classic colonial times. In addition to that, all 8 rooms, are completed with modern comforts and overlook the tranquil lake, “ Parakrama Samudra and provide breathtaking views of the wildlife habitat that surrounds it.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Infinity pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Diana P wrote a review Jul 2021
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It was wonderful stay.beyond the breathtaking lake view and the relaxing atmosphere, the next best part was the fantastic food and excellent service .The staff was very attentive, professional and friendly. Rooms are spacious,clean and well equipped
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Shevy wrote a review Apr 2021
11 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is located right by the edge of the Parakrama Samudraya and has such a calm feeling to it. Our rooms overlooked the lake and it was so calming to be able to have coffee in the morning by the calm lake. The food at the hotel was extremely well prepared and tasty. And now for the most memorable part of our stay. It was simply the service. The service from ALL the staff members went above and beyond what we expected. Starting with one of the team members named Wasantha. He assisted me when it came to making the booking, he recommended places to go and visit, places to have lunch. He even called me after our vacation was over to find out if my wife and I had got back home safely. This to us, was the icing on the cake. We will definitely be staying here again, and I can recommend this place to anyone without any doubt.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Go for the Deluxe rooms. They have the best view.
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Leshani G wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at this hotel with my family. Beautiful view, rooms are clean, service is beyond expectations. They worked with limited staff since it was avurudu holidays, but did an amazing job. Food was good and always on time. Will recommend this place to anyone!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ganga wrote a review Mar 2021
Kegalle, Sri Lanka1 contribution
We spent two days in here and it was kinda excellent experience for our family. I never experienced such a calm environment. I don't have words to say the beauty of room view and hotel view. Their services were really friendly helpful and superb. Also food n beverages were great. Highly recommend this place for family, couple and everyone
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
OF010725 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
The location was great, right at the edge of the lake, with an amazing view of the sunset. The rooms were beautiful, the bathrooms were spacious, and there was a surround sound system in each room that could play relaxing music, which I though was pretty cool. The staff were very friendly and extremely accommodating of all our requests. Overall, the service was top notch. I would say the pool was a lot smaller than I was expecting it to be but that was not a deal breaker at all. The food was great, the portions were very big though, so make sure you're hungry before you sit down to eat! I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a place to stay in Polonnaruwa.
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Date of stay: February 2021
US$104 - US$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvincePolonnaruwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about EKHO Lake House
Which popular attractions are close to EKHO Lake House?
Nearby attractions include Gal Vihara (2.7 km), Polonnaruwa Vatadage (0.7 km), and Passikudah Beach (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at EKHO Lake House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at EKHO Lake House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at EKHO Lake House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at EKHO Lake House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to EKHO Lake House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jaga Food, Rasa Bojun Gedara, and Gami Gedara.
Are there opportunities to exercise at EKHO Lake House?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does EKHO Lake House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, EKHO Lake House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at EKHO Lake House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to EKHO Lake House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lankathilaka Image House (2.3 km), Polonnaruwa (0.7 km), and Sathmahal Prasada (0.7 km).
Does EKHO Lake House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.